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Vaccinations
Certificate Requirements
Malaria Prevention
Traveler's Diarrhea
Medical Facilities
Common Causes of Illness

Vaccinations

Please obtain the following vaccinations after consulting with your physician.

What vaccinations are routinely recommended?

VaccineRecommended ForWhen do I take it?How is it Given?Do I repeat it?More info
Hepatitis B
Engerix B (GSK) Recombivax HB (Merck)

All travelers

2 doses 4 weeks before trip, doses on days 0, 28

1.0 ml intramuscular injection

Once in 6 months

Details

What vaccinations do I need to update?

VaccineRecommended ForWhen do I take it?How is it Given?Do I repeat it?More info
Influenza
Fluarix(GSK), Fluvirin(Novartis), Fluzone(Sanofi)

All adult travelers

One dose 2 weeks before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

Every year

Details
Measles
MMR II (Merck)

Non-immunized, born after 1956, or immunized before 1980

One dose anytime before trip

0.5 ml sq injection

no

Details
Pneumonia
Pneumovax 23(Merck)

All travelers Recommended for adult travelers with the following:  Age > 65 years of age • Any age with chronic medical illness of the Heart, Lung, Kidney or Liver • Diabetes • Sickle cell disease • Splenectomy • Chronic steroid use • Cancer • HIV/AIDS • Pregnancy • Autoimmune disease • Transplant • Any immunocompromised state. Recommended for adult travelers with the following
• Age > 65 years of age
• Any age with chronic medical illness of the Heart, Lung, Kidney or Liver
• Diabetes
• Sickle cell disease
• Splenectomy
• Chronic steroid use
• Cancer
• HIV/AIDS
• Pregnancy
• Autoimmune disease
• Transplant
• Any immunocompromised state
at risk

One dose 2 weeks before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

Every 10 years

Details
Polio
IPOL (Sanofi)

All travelers

One dose anytime before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

no

Details
Tetanus
Decavac(Sanofi)

All travelers needing a booster

One dose anytime before trip

0.5 ml intramuscular injection

Every 10 years

Details

What vaccinations are needed in special circumstances?

VaccineRecommended ForWhen do I take it?How is it Given?Do I repeat it?More info
Japanese Encephalitis
JE-Vax (Sanofi)

Those traveling to rural and agricultural areas for > 4 weeks during rainy season or engaging in significant outdoor activity

3 doses 4 weeks before the trip doses on days 0,7,28

1.0 ml subcutaneous injection

Every 2 years if at risk

Details
Rabies
Rabavert (Novartis) Imovax(Sanofi)

Those handling animals or long-term visitors to at risk areas, especially areas with exposure to bats.

3 doses 4 weeks before trip, doses on days 0,7,21

1.0 ml intramusclular injection

Every 2 years if at risk

Details

What is the Yellow Fever Vaccination & Certificate Requirement?

Yellow fever vaccination & certificate are required for all travelers coming from

Countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission
 
Africa South America
Angola Ethiopia Nigeria   Argentina
Benin Gabon Rwanda   Bolivia
Burkina Faso Gambia Sao Tome and Principe   Brazil
Burundi Ghana Senegal   Columbia
Cameroon Guinea Sierra Leone   Ecuador
Cent African Republic Guinea Bissau Somalia   French Guiana
Chad Kenya Sudan   Guyana
Congo Liberia Tanzania   Paraguay
Cote d' Ivoire Mali Togo   Peru
Dem Republic of Congo Mauritania Uganda   Suriname
Equatorial Guinea Niger Venezuela
 
Central America Carribean
Panama Trinidad and Tabago
countries at risk of yellow fever even if only in transit.

Malaria Prevention

Low risk of malaria, therefore prophylaxis is not indicated.

Always take the following protective measures against insect bites:

  • Stay in accommodations with screens
  • Wear long sleeve shirts, pants and socks
  • Apply insect repellant containing DEET to exposed skin and clothing
  • Use mosquito nets impregnated with permethrin
  • Use mosquito repellant coils if available
  • Avoid outdoor activities from dusk to dawn

Traveler's Diarrhea

What should I do if I develop diarrhea?

Carry one of the following antibiotics with you and take with the onset of diarrhea

What to Take?When do I take it?How is it Given?Do I repeat it?More info
Azithromycin
Zithromax (Pfizer)

With the onset of diarrhea

500 mg tablet by mouth once a day

a) if 1-3 loose stools/day take for 1 day b) if> 4 loose stools/day, fever or bloody stools take for 3 days

Details
Or
Levofloxacin
Levaquin (Ortho)

With the onset of diarrhea

500 mg tablet by mouth once a day

a) if 1-3 loose stools/day take for 1 day b) if> 4 loose stools/day, fever or bloody stools take for 3 days

Details
Or
Moxifloxacin
Avelox (Bayer)

With the onset of diarrhea

400 mg tablet by mouth once a day

a) if 1-3 loose stools/day take for 1 day b) if> 4 loose stools/day, fever or bloody stools take for 3 days

Details

In addition you should

  • Take an anti-diarrhea medication like Loperamide (Imodium AD) 2 mg tablet by mouth with each loose stool. Do not take if you have fever or bloody stools and do not take more than 7 tablets in 24 hrs.
  • Aggressively hydrate by drinking juice, ginger-ale, or make up a solution by mixing 6 tsps of sugar, 1 tbsp of salt in 1 liter of boiled, purified or bottled water.

If your symptoms are no better in 3 days or if you are worse at anytime with inability to keep liquids down, feeling lightheaded or with high fever (102 F) please seek medical attention.

Always follow our safe food and water recommendations to prevent illness and its progression.

Where are Local Medical Facilities?

Medical facilities are excellent, if needing care please contact the numerous local clinics and hospitals.

Provider Contact Information
Aus, Christine
http://www.chromis.com.au
Phone: [+61] (2) 49525177
Chromis Travel Medicine Suite 7, Level 2 OTP House 10 Bradford Close Kotara Newcastle NSW 22289 Australia
Batchelor, Trish
http://www.traveldoctor.com.au
Phone: (02) 6222 2300
The Travel Doctor Canberra Level 5, Jacobs House 8-10 Hobart Place CANBERRA ACT 2601 Australia
Beilin, Raphael
http://www.traveldoctor.com.au
Phone: [+61] (08) 93366630
Travel Doctor TMVC Fremantle 235 High St Fremantle WA 6160 Australia
Burke, Peter, MBBS DTM&H
http://www.ulyssesmedical.com/
Phone: [+61] (08) 93864511
IT Medical 45 Stirling Hwy Nedlands Perth WA 6009 Australia
Buzzolini, Tonia, RN
http://www.travelvax.com.au
Phone: 1300 360 164
Travelvax Australia 502-504 Anzac Parade Kingsford NSW 2032 Australia
Dr Michael Tooth Sandy Bay clinic
http://www.travelmedicine.com.au
Phone: [+61] 03 6223 6822
TMA - Hobart 270 Sandy Bay Road Sandy Bay TAS 7005 Australia
Fogarty, Paula
http://www.tmvc.com.au
Phone: [+61] (2) 9411-4464
The Travel Doctor TMVC Chatswood Level 6, St. Thomas House 781 Pacific Highway Chatswood NSW 2067 Australia
Forssman, Bradley
http://www.healthatgreensquare.com.au
Phone: [+61] (02) 96621400
Health at Green Square 3 Joynton Avenue Zetland NSW 2017 Australia
Gilbert, Brian
http://www.travel-bug.com
Phone: [+61] (8) 82673544
Travel-Bug Vaccination Clinic 182 Ward street North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia
Gow, Christopher
christopher.gow@healthoz.com.au
Phone: [+61] (2) 4253 6400
Travel Doctor Level 3, 43 Burelli St Wollongong NSW 2520 Australia
Hart, Diana
hartdl@live.com.au
Phone: [+61] (2) 9938-4433
Vale Medical Clinic 509 Pittwater Rd Brookvale NSW 2100 Australia
Hopkins, Peter J.
http://www.kingstreet.com.au
Phone: 61 2 4929 5691
Travelsafe Medical Centre King Street General Practice 133 King Street Newcastle NSW 2300 Australia
Kass, Robert B.
http://www.globemedical.com.au
Phone: [+61] (8) 82327372
Globe Medical 21 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide SA 5000 Australia
McGilvray, Steven
smcgilvray1@mac.com
Phone: [+61] (02) 48613183
bowral street medical practice 1/70 bowral st bowral NSW 2576 Australia
Mills, Deborah, MBBS
http://www.thetraveldoctor.com.au
Phone: [+61] (7) 3221-9066
Dr Deb's - The Travel Doctor
247 Adelaide Street, 5th Floor
Postal GPO BOX 2832 BRIS 4001
Brisbane QLD  4000
Australia
Morton, Brian
http://www.travelclinic.com.au
Phone: [+61] (2) 9958 8970
Travel Clinics Australia 130 Mowbray Rd Willoughby Sydney NSW 2068 Australia
Prabhu, Muddappa, M.B., B.S.
http://www.travelvaccines.com.au
Phone: 1300 55 70 70
International Travel Vaccination Centre Suite 1002,Level 10, 37 Bligh Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Roy, Neel
neelroy@hotmail.com
Phone: [+61] (02) 62573853
Dickson Travel and Medical Clinic
Cnr Cowper and Antill st
Dickson - Canberra ACT  2602
Australia
Scally, John
http://www.travelclinic.com.au
Phone: [+61] (3) 9331-1666
Essendon Travel Health Centre
278 Buckley St.
Essendon VIC  3040
Australia
Skala, John
http://www.cbdmedical.com.au
Phone: [+61] (7) 3211-3611
Travellers Medical Service/Travel Clinics Australia
Level 1-245 Albert St.
Brisbane QLD  4000
Australia
Tang, Derek
http://www.traveldoctor.com.au
Phone: [+61] (2) 4626 1211
Travel Doctor (Campbelltown)
23 Chamberlain St
Campbelltown NSW  2560
Australia
Toft, Carol
carol.toft@healthoz.com.au
Phone: [+61] (7) 3307-9444
Travel Health Australia 340 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia
Van De Winkel, Kristina
http://www.brightondoctors.com.au
Phone: [+61] (03) 62680758
Brighton Doctors and Travel Clinic 39 Midlands Highway Brighton TAS 7030 Australia

For inquires regarding clinics or to request a clinic be added, please contact us.
For additional clinics, please click here.

Have there been any disease outbreaks in this country recently?

None reported as of 01/27/2011

For up to date oubreak news information, click here.

What are some common causes of illness in this country?

fever

dengue
Murray river virus
ricketssial infection
Ross river virus

other

filariasis

skin disorders

insect bite
jellyfish stings
swimmers itch

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